1.4M GM vehicles that may catch fire recalled again
American automaker General Motors (GM) recently issued its third recall of about 1.4 million vehicles due to fire risks that were not corrected in previous recalls.
According to GM, the third recall became a possibility after the company received reports that the recalls in 2008 and in 2009 both failed to address the oil leak issue that was causing some vehicles to catch fire. Of the vehicles that have already undergone repairs during previous recalls, 1,300 reportedly caught fire.
The affected vehicles may catch fire if the oil from the valve cover gasket leaks onto the hot components of the engine. GM is aware of 19 complaints of minor injuries link to the issue, and in 2008 they acknowledge that 267 vehicles caught fire and that 17 of these incidents resulted to structural damage.
When you consider how much trust you put in your vehicle to carry you and your family safely throughout your days, it can be incredibly frightening to learn that such a serious defect exists. If you have been impacted by a defective car, contact the product liability attorneys of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., by calling (877) 327-2600 today.